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I had the opportunity to tour the projection booth. The projectors still use carbon arc bulbs which project a better quality film.
Above is a 1950’s view of downtown Niagara Falls with the Cataract on the left side of the street with the Strand Theatre behind it.
The above article deals with the plight of the Palace as they try to stay active in the movie business.
There is a Dustin Hoffman film festival scheduled here for this summer. Seeing movies like The Graduate in this classic theatre will be a memorable experience.
Here is an update on the WalMart which had planned to build on the site of the theatre.
The above website states that the stage size has been doubled.
I attended the Stoogefest at the Palace. It was nice seeing these timeless comedies in a historic theatre.
The Jerry Lewis Cinema had pictures of the Strand in the lobby but it is now an OTB.
The above website deals with renovations at the theatre.
Above is an article about the theatre’s marquee.
The above website has information about this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.
Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine in June 1962:
The Elmwood Theater, Elmwood and Utica, has reopened under the banner of the Leci Theater Corp. after having been closed since January. Lou Levitch, head of Leci Corp., says the house will show both Hollywood and foreign films and plans call for their scheduling 21 to 28 days after the pictures close their downtown presentations. Leci also operates the North Park on Hertel Avenue, the LaSalle in LaSalle and the Lackawanna in the town of the same name south of here.
This group opened the LaSalle after the Basils pulled out.
Check out the theatre’s website for this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.
Actually,the theater is in the town of Niagara, which borders Niagara Falls.
Above is a recent article about Sheas.
The website above shows the theatre in 1982.
The website above shows this theatre.
The website above shows the theatre in 1968 when it was still being used as a first run movie house.
The website above shows the theatre in 1985. The marquee and ticket booth are gone in this picture.
The website above shows the theatre when it was being used as a twin.
There is a picture of the Teck at the above website taken in 1981.
Above is a picture of this former theatre.
I remember this theatre opening in the 70’s as a twin.
According to the website above demolition has begun on the Grandview.
The auditorium is being used by OTB. The lobby was once used by an optical company but may soon become a pizzeria.